Hottentot



[hot-n-tot] /ˈhɒt nˌtɒt/

noun
1.
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/ˈhɒtənˌtɒt/
noun (offensive)
1.
(pl) -tot, -tots a former name for Khoikhoi (sense 1)
2.
any of the languages of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family

1670s, from S.African Dutch, said to mean “stammerer,” it is from hot en tot “hot and tot,” nonsense words imitative of the clicking, jerking Khoisan speech.

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